Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium ’65 Seats
The Class of 1965 Seats (with appropriate plaques) are now in place in the stadium in memory of classmates killed in action or in the line of duty. For a list of who is honored and in indication of what each plaque reads, please go here.
Charlie’s very nice remarks at this service can be found here.
Last Call – George Eaton
George Eaton who was a Plebe in 8th Company and graduated in the 20th Company, passed away on 4 July The services were held on 7 July. From the Wichita (KS) Eagle, we find this obituary:
George Eaton, formerly of
A memorial has been established with The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, Attn.
Classmates’ Wives Passing
Sally Woodhull. Roger Woodhull's wife Sally passed away of cancer related illness on Sunday, 9 July. The viewing for Sally was held on 13 July and the funeral mass and burial was held on 14 July Go here for an obituary of Sally. If any of you wish to contact Roger, he can be reached at:
1830 Avenida Del Mundo Unit 1614
San Diego, CA 92118
Lynn Stephan. On
29 Jun, Charlie Stephan's wife, Lynn, passed away. She was Charlie's one true
love all through the academy and married life. Those fortunate to have known
GORDON NICHOLS PASSING
Chris Nichols '78 called Charlie Morrison
(on our Last Call Committee) on 15 Sep to tell us of the death of his brother
and our classmate, Gordon Nichols. Gordon,. of
No details are yet available on services. A Lucky Bag photo of Gordon is here. Gordon was in 7th Company during our first class year and is found on page 81 in the Lucky Bag.
ROB BROWN PASSING
Our Last Call Committee is sad to
report that Rob Brown (15th Co.) died in his sleep on 15
August of an apparent heart attack. Rob's wife, Kaye, has asked for donations
to the USNA AA Class of 1965 Admissions Project in lieu of flowers. Rob and
Kaye's home is in Spring,
Sadly, the rest of the story is that Rob's sister died ten days ago, so the family is in deep sorrow. Your prayers are much appreciated.
JIM STEWART PASSING
Jim Stewart passed away at around noontime Sunday, 3 July from asbestos initiated lung cancer. Jim's illness was service connected, the result of asbestos exposure in Navy submarines and shipyards as a junior officer. As far as anyone knows, Jim never smoked. All members of the family were there at the end. Jim had essentially been unable to communicate for the previous 36 hours.
One friend of Jim wrote that he was a great person, always willing to help out anyone and valiant to the end as he continued to sing in his church choir until three weeks ago.
Some of you may know that his first wife, Bonnie, died in a tragic accident
a few years ago. Jim remarried this past year, and he and his new wife
A memorial service for Jim was held at 1500 on Friday, July 8 at the
St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike,
Sincere condolences from the class go out to
Obit from Shipmate: STEWART, FINLAY ""JIM"" III
(AGE 61) LCDR USN (Ret.) Of Ashburn, VA and formerly of Reston, VA on Sunday,
July 3, 2005 at his residence. Beloved husband of
ERIK KRISTENSEN (son of Frog and Sam) PASSING
Official notice was also received from the Department of Defense over the weekend that LCDR Erik S. Kristensen '95, son of RADM and Mrs. Ed Kristensen, was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan. He was killed when the MH-47 that they were aboard crashed in the vicinity of Asadabad in Kumar Province on June 28. Erik had been assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, VA.
The Class sent flowers just as if this fallen hero was one of our own Classmates. John Bishop is taking it for action.
From Ted Krauss: “We've all lost loved ones over the years, and we had some genuine heros in our own Class, but somehow this loss has really affected me. Erik was a wonderful young man, converted from surface warfare to Seals so he could do more, and was destined to be an Olmstead Scholar headed for study in Paris on his next tour. Sam joined Jan and me here for a brief visit just a few weeks ago following Ron Marryott's funeral. Sam was so proud of Erik and looking forward to his return home soon. What a loss.”
Again, we extend our deepest sympathy to Erik’s family, classmates and friends. May we remember them in our prayers.
From Tom Murphy on the Memorial Service for Eric:
THE MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR LCDR ERIK KRISTENSEN’95, SON OF OUR CLASSMATE FROGGY KRISTENSEN & HIS WIFE, SAM WERE HELD AT THE USNA CHAPEL TODAY, TUESDAY, JULY 19TH AT 1000. The Main Chapel was filled by family, friends of the family, classmates of Erik, our classmates, USN SEALS and the Navy chain of command from CINCPAC on down + the upcoming CNO, ADM Mullen. A Catholic Mass of Christian Burial was performed with eulogies from Erik’s classmates, SEAL friends (including CDR Wyman Howard III) and family and the Archbishop for the Military Diocese.
The attendees followed the casket to the USNA cemetery for the funeral service. After the funeral service most attendees came to a reception in Alumni Hall to sign the Visitor’s Book and offer condolences to the family.
More than twenty of our classmates led by
Pete Gness attended the services including travelers Pat Donnelly from
California and Mike Riley up from Florida. I would like to thank all of those
who attended and encourage all other classmates to consider a memorial donation
to the memorial scholarship fund in honor of Erik Kristensen
in lieu of flowers. This fund would be used in perpetuity to sponsor deserving,
future prospective Midshipmen for advanced schooling at a USNA preparatory
(See Pete’s note below)
From Pete Gness in regard to Eric’s death:
We are all saddened by the death on June 28th of Lieutenant Commander Erik Kristensen, USNA Class of 1995, while he was serving his country in combat operations in
I would like to encourage our ' 65 classmates to contribute to a memorial scholarship fund in honor of Erik Kristensen in lieu of flowers. This fund would be used in perpetuity to sponsor deserving, future prospective Midshipmen for advanced schooling at a USNA preparatory school.
Your contribution may be made payable to the " USNA Foundation and Scholarship Program " . Please attach a note indicating that your contribution is intended for the Erik Kristensen Memorial Scholarship Fund.
If you wish further information, you may call the Foundation Vice President, Ed Wallace, at 410-295-4096.
Contributions may be mailed to the:
USNA Foundation and Scholarship Program
Attn: Capt. Ed Wallace, USN (Ret.)
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
In this section I intend to display not only Lucky Bag photographs but also
mini-bios of our classmates who have passed away. Hats off to Lee Mager, Claude Lumpkin, Jeff Lewis (deceased) and, more
Frederick S. III -
Richard D. Mr. 338160 10/05/77 Deceased
Birminghan, John F. Jr. LT(jg),
USN 339820 05/12/71 Deceased
Warren W. LT, USN 339500 05/12/71
Brite, Joe W. Mr. 965049 Non-Grad
Broms, Edward J. LT, USN 337400 04/15/75 KIA
Stephen R. Mr. 338460 08/20/79 Deceased
Burkett, James C. Mr. 965053 Non-Grad 04/11/94 Deceased Somerset, KY Last Lived in Somerset, KY.
Cabal, Thomas A. Mr. 965057 Non-Grad 06/19/64 Deceased
Lawrence D. -
Clift, Fred J. LCDR, USN 334140 01/03/77 Deceased Heart Attack
Cope, John R. LT, USN 336330 06/17/68 Deceased
Dilworth, James P. LT(jg), USN 965099 Non-Grad
Driver, David W. LT, USN 333490 06/29/69 Deceased Tacoma, WA
Eagles. James G. Mr. 965107 Non-Grad 05/22/68 Deceased San Francisco, CA
Ensminger, Arthur D. Mr. Non-Grad 965109 Deceased
Erickson, Stephen J. Capt., USMC 337310 06/22/71 Deceased NAS, Pax River, MD
Fehrs, Charles H. Mr. 338610 11/17/83 Aircraft Accident
Foster, Stephen L. Mr. 965122 Non-Grad April '94 Deceased
LCDR Thomas S.III USNR (Ret) -
Garrette, Robert M. Mr. 965128 Non-Grad 10/02/82 Deceased
Gonzalez, Rene E. Jr. CDR, USN (Ret.) 332350 09/18/96 Deceased Scripps Inst. - UCSD - MS USNPGS - MS Last Lived in Hollister, CA
Golden, Mr. James E.- 4/21/1999 - Deceased
William M. Lt., USMC 334330 05/20/67 KIA
Keith G. ENS, USN 338300 07/14/66 Deceased AA Foley
Thomas E. Jr. Mr. 339390 02/03/89 Deceased
Harlan, Thomas H. Mr. 965146 Non-Grad 01/05/95 Deceased Fresno, CA. Survived by Mrs. Charlotte Harlan. Harlan Last Lived Fresno, CA
Hickman, Jerry T. CAPT, USNRR 338760 11/16/89 Deceased. survived by Mrs. Dianne Hickman.
Hoffman, Dr. Harry P.”Doc” - 5/12/2004
Humphries, Byron R. II Mr. 339760 Early '90's Deceased
Hunter, Arthur R. Mr. 965174 Non-Grad Deceased
Culpepper F. II CAPT, USNR (Ret.) 336260 12/30/96 Deceased Brain Cancer Retired
CAPT, USNR Oct, '89 Last Lived in
Jones, Albert O. LT, USN 338590 06/17/69 Deceased NAS Lemoore, CA. Survived by Mrs. Judie Ann Jones.
Jones, Earl Mr. 965188 Non-Grad 06/19/69 Deceased Atlanta, GA. Survived by Mrs. Sarah Jones.
Stephen E. Mr. 339560 05/24/93 Deceased
Young Hi. CDR, USNRR 339980 06/21/91 Deceased Near
Kleeman, Henry M. CAPT, USN 332540 12/03/85 Deceased NAS
Koren, George D. LCDR, USNR 338820 07/16/94 Deceased Last
Lazarus, Mr. William J.- 4/16/1998 Deceased
Lewis, CAPT Jeffrey L. USNR - 12/25/2003 Deceased
Lindahl, John C. LT, USN 334360 01/06/73
Mayetani, Gary M. LT, USNR 338010 04/10/79 Deceased
Douglas LT(jg), USN 339460 04/24/70 Deceased At Sea, Enroute to NAS,
William F. ENS, USN 340290 04/03/66 Deceased
McKlveen, John W. Dr. 332650 06/09/91 Deceased
McLyman, Edward J. III Mr. 333530 11/27/88 Deceased
Ronald W. 2nd. Lt. , USMC 337380 06/16/66 KIA
Miles, Clarence K. LT, USN 335730 09/18/68 Deceased. Survived by Mrs. Renee Miles, now Mrs. Phillips.
Nelson, Paul L. LCDR, USN 338020 09/13/81 Deceased At Sea - USS Forrestal (CVA-59) BNR- Helo Crash USNPGS - MS. Survived by Mrs. Margaret Nelson.
Molishus, Joseph Jr. LCDR, USN 335460 07/19/79 Deceased
Norman R. CDR, USN 337640 04/17/83
Parrett, Gaylord S. Jr. LCDR, USN 339940 01/09/80 Deceased
At Sea Near
Michael E. -
Richard W. Lt. , USMC 336850 KIA
Richard L. LT, USN 332760 11/12/73 Deceased
Robert K. Jr. Mr. 336650 05/25/94 Deceased
Pyecha, Timothy D. CDR, USNRR 334270 03/31/97 Deceased NC
State Univ. Ph.D Nuclear Eng. - '83, Ret. CDR USNRR 1
Jan 89.Survived by Mrs. Carol Pyecha. Last Lived in
Radtke, Ronald D. Mr. 965294 Non-Grad Deceased Heart Attack - 1989
Reed, Phillip L. CDR, USN 338730 11/17/81 Deceased At Sea - USS Nimitz in Mediterranean BNR - Aircraft Accident. Survived by Mrs. Susan Reed, now Mrs. Reed-Menzies.
A. Mr. 339810 12/21/88 Deceased
Donald R. CAPT, USN 334560 04/08/90 Deceased
Rinker, Ronald L. LT, USN 340090 09/13/75 Deceased
Peter S. CAPT, USNR 338860 03/03/97 Deceased Brain Tumor. Survived by Mrs. Joan
Robinson. Last Lived in
Kevin G.USN (Ret)
James R. Jr Mr. 339590 07/17/96 Deceased Prostate Cancer West Coast U. - MSCS
'84. Survived by Mrs. Barbara Scales. Last Lived in
Schildknecht, Kurt Mr. 338230 08/04/90 Deceased
Schuster, Duane P. Jr. Mr. 965324 Non-Grad
Sedar, Dean D. ENS, USN 338120 03/26/66 Deceased
Simkins, Gary B. LT, USN 338220 04/03/73 Deceased At Sea - USS Coral Sea BNR.Survived by Mrs. Ann Simkins, now Mrs. Chatham.
Smith, Laughton D. LT, USN 334460 06/05/68 Deceased.
Smith, Richard K. LCDR, USNR 333000 11/22/77 Deceased. Survived by Mrs. Toni Smith.
Soley, CDR Francis E. USN -
Stephan, Mr. George M.- 4/30/2004 - Deceased
Stevenson, Mr. Robert D.- 3/19/1998 - Deceased
Taylor, Craig M. LT(jg), USN 333800 06/27/68 Deceased.
Lynn M. Mr. 337020 02/06/68 KIA AA
Tulodieski, Mr. Donald B. - 4/9/2001 Deceased
Van Horn, Gerald J. CDR, USNR 335840 Spring 1988 Deceased. Survived by Mrs. G.J. Van Horn.
Vesey, Mr. Richard L. -
CDR Alan J. Waiss, USNR - 3/9/2004 Deceased
Charles H. Jr. ENS (SC), USN (Ret.) 337100 05/05/66 Deceased USNH,
Wood, Mr. Robin C.- 11/20/2002 Deceased
Zopf, Gerard J. LT(jg), USN
333240 05/21/67 Deceased
Zschock, CAPT Charles W. USN (Ret.) - 9/14/2003 Deceased
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